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National Honor

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Dayton's Industrial Assessment Center the 2015 Center of Excellence Award. It's the second time the center has won the award (2003).

The U.S. Department of Energy funds 24 centers nationwide to perform free energy assessments for regional mid-sized manufacturers. Reports include an analysis of clients' energy bills, lighting, compressed air and waste streams, along with processes for savings opportunities.

Since 1981, the University of Dayton's center, using teams of students and faculty, has performed more than 900 assessments, helping manufacturers reduce their energy use by about 7 percent. In a typical year, the center saves companies the equivalent electricity use of 1,300 houses and the equivalent natural gas use of 280 houses.

To qualify for a free assessment, a company must have annual energy bills between $100,000 and $2 million.

In addition to the two U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence awards, the Industrial Assessment Center earned Excellence in Applied Energy Engineering awards from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011 and 2014, and the 2006 Ohio Governor's Award for Energy Excellence. In 2011, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named center Director Kelly Kissock a champion of energy efficiency.

For more information on the center, visit the related link.


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